Diplo may have recently claimed to be bigger than Rihanna, but that didn’t stop him from remixing BBHM.
It would be nice if we got a new song from RiRi, but we’re so thirsty for R8 that we aren’t going to complain.
The new Diplo remix is more enjoyable than the original, or any of the other BBHM remixes. He has a way of making music sound grand and stadium worthy when he wants, and this remix is no exception. The original version had a laid back trap influenced beat that was made for driving around. The new version received a much needed dose of energy and is clearly made for the club. Maybe these two should team up for R8 after-all.
In other news… Rihanna is following in the famous footsteps of Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lawrence by becoming a brand spokesmodel for Dior. She’s already been on countless magazine covers and flawlessly starred in campaigns for Puma and Balmain. Her new ad is slightly more major because it marks the first time an African American woman has starred in a Dior campaign.
Despite being a high fashion campaign regular at this point, Rihanna acknowledged that this newest accomplishment had an impact on her too.
“[It’s] such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color. I think to be acknowledged by Dior means a lot, as a woman, to feel beautiful – to feel elegant and timeless.”
Steven Klein, director of Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” music video and perfume campaign, shot the ad at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. A full length commercial drops Monday, May 18th. Until then we get a sneak peak of the commercial and her new song with Florence Welch “Only If For a Night,” from her upcoming album.
Check out a new teaser Riri posted this morning as well. It features her cover of Florence + The Machine’s “Only If For A Night.”